Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.
Even though To Poison a Prince is out, I’ll be posting bits of their story for the rest of the month.
For those of you who are new or catching up… Darshan and Hamish are a pair of thirty-something princes from two vastly different lands. Their tale starts with them travelling through the ginormous Udynea Empire that Darshan is from on their way to the capital. Last week, Hamish met Onella, one of his new sister-in-laws. In this snippet, Darshan meets a face that might be familiar to those who’ve read In Pain and Blood…
He sipped at his wine, considering the distance between Nulshar and the neighbouring kingdom. “Wouldn’t it have been easier to travel through Demarn in the first place, Madam Hedgewitch?”
The woman snorted. “You don’t need to call me that, vris Mhanek. Katarina will do fine.” She grinned, a little sheepishly. “And you are correct. But my original plans were to return to Dvärghem—and I was on my way home from a sadly fruitless search in Stamekia—but one of your imperial scouts alerted his superiors of something dvärg in nature hidden in the forest.” Her eyes widened, revealing their hazel hue; a common colour amongst the dwarves. “The Coven thought it might be the remains of something rare and best left alone, although the reports are promising on it appearing to be quite safe.”
“Do be careful. As I understand it, there’s a dreadful scuffle going on near the eastern border.” There had been for as long as he had lived. Even beyond his grandfather’s rule.
Katarina wrinkled her nose. “I believe the Demarners call it a war, vris Mhanek.”
And there you have it. I’ll be back next weekend to share more. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.